Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the good-paying jobs such as we had here at gst steel in kansas city, the middle class is going to become extinct. >> neither obama nor romney have public events scheduled for today, but vice president joe biden and paul ryan were both on the trail. the vice president was in florida this morning, ryan is in new hampshire and is traveling to ohio for an event tonight. we will, of course, have more on all of these stories over the next two hours. in case you have not heard, the countdown is on to colorado. even though both campaigns are playing the lowered expectations game, you can bet their furiously preparing for the denver debate. joining me now to talk about it, garrett hake, who has been traveling with the romney campaign. garrett, good saturday afternoon to you. what can you tell me about governor romney's debate preparations this weekend? >> well, craig, i can tell you, so far, it hasn't really started at. at the moment, he's over at his oldest son's house in massachusetts. we are expecting governor romney to participate in some more debate prep this weekend. understand senator rob
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
of numbers are you expecting this time around? >> it varies from city to city. in cincinnati where we've done it since 2008, we've had about -- oh, boy. we've had about 80 people sleep out overnight. then the next morning we had probably 200 people come out to vote in the morning. in columbus, it'll be a little bit different as there are about 200 ohio state university students who are going to be sleeping out overnight. toledo there are a lot of union workers. in cuyahoga county, there are going to be a great deal of students and other activists who will be there. in youngstown a lot of workers and union workers will be there. so it's a different mix in each city. but we're anticipating that this enthusiasm that everybody is showing will infect other people, other voters. they'll get out and vote and know as you mentioned that 30% of the people vote early. that's very important that people have the opportunity to vote early. particularly in ohio where there is a lot of confusion about when to vote early and things like that. >> but there are absentee ballots people can get at home, correct?
Sep 28, 2012 8:00am PDT
's been very, very popular in the southeast, in the philadelphia suburbs and the city itself. it's a real tough hurdle to overcome. but interestingly, ohio, pennsylvania, florida, none of them according to the time's poll looked promising and no candidate can win without winning at least one of those three states. >> as a political veteran, you know well it's not over until it's over, and you say there are a couple of scenarios under which mitt romney could win. one may be more plausible than the other, but what are they? >> first of all, he needs two things to happen. he needs a terrific performance in the debate. he's capable of that, alex. he won almost every possible debate when newt gingrich did very well. governor romney is a good debate and he stays on message and looks and sounds like a president. there's no question about it when he's in that sort of disciplined, restricted venue. so i think he's going to do very well on on the debates. the second thing he needs is for the obama campaign to make a major error, and i don't think that's very plausible. the obama folks have always b
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
thing. it was a good thing they were in charm city for that. thank you. good to have you here again. >>> meantime, in baseball, there's a recent display of homophobia that has bot ten a t lot of attention. it inspired some good conversations. after suspending him for three days without pay the team decided to split escobar's salary between two lgb tv rights groups you can play and gay and lesbian alliance against defamation. earlier this week i interviewed former pittsburgh pirate's owner kevin mcclatchy by coming out of the closet. he lived in that for years. and here's a portion of the interview. >> why now, why would you decide to make such a personal revelation public? >> well, you know, i think everybody has that time when they feel comfortable and, for me, that time had come while i was in baseball there was a lot of challenges in front of the franchise and i never really felt that telling my story at that time was going to help the franchise. things were tenuous. we were trying to keep the team in pittsburgh and get the funding to build the new ballpark to ensure the team wou